Bishop Lynch has several different daily school schedules during the week. The bell schedules are posted inside the parent/student portal and on the inside front cover of the student planner your child will receive when school starts in the fall.
On regular schedule days (both A/B days), first period starts at 8:15 a.m. and the bell rings at 3:40 p.m. for dismissal.
Wednesdays have a different schedule to accommodate activities. A-Block activity meetings begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by B-Block activity meetings. First period begins at 9:05 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. is fourth period dismissal.
Unless the day is noted as a last period assembly, students are dismissed at 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Families will receive a list during the New Family Meetings and can use the information to purchase books when the bookstore opens in July. The order of classes and assigned teachers will be released to the entire student body in the summer (usually around the same time the bookstore opens) via Friarnet. Please be flexible on the electives – sometimes changes need to be made during the summer and schedules may be adjusted.
Student schedules will only list the first seasonal sport they play. As seasons end, students must fill out a sports change form to switch to a new sport. Example: Football – when the season ends some boys will change over to wrestling, baseball or track. Other students will stay in football all year and do offseason workouts.
On the student schedules, the sports listed as “after school” practice all year long (Example: swimming, men’s basketball, tennis, crew, lacrosse, and bowling). They are listed on spring schedule, but practice starts in the fall.
This one-semester course is an excellent introduction to high school life at Bishop Lynch! The course provides an overview of the school, gives extra time for study and supports freshmen during their first year. Students will have Friar Seminar either during the fall or the spring semester.
Freshman parents and students will receive an email with their FriarNET (powered by Veracross) invitation the first week of June to access student schedule/grades. Please be sure to keep your profile updated in FriarNet.
Teachers will communicate necessary school supplies during the first week of school.
Generic class supplies may be bought ahead of time:
Two (2) backpacks, one for A Day and one for B Day
Pens, pencils and erasers
Something to write on
Bishop Lynch has a “Bring Your Own Device” laptop program to ensure the enormous power of technology is in the hands of every Friar student. Basically, a modern Windows or MacBook laptop (no Chromebooks) will do! Be sure the hard disk has enough capacity. If you have questions on the program or the type of laptop your child will need, please visit http://www1.txquidditch.com/BYOD_System_Requirements
Math Class Required Materials
A TI graphing calculator is required for Bishop Lynch math classes. All incoming freshmen must purchase a TI-84 Plus CE for their math classes. When purchasing your calculator over the summer, please save the TI Technology Rewards Symbol and turn it into your math teacher in August. Or, you may mail it to the school (Attention: Mrs. Kate See). The BL math department can use these points for free calculators!
The Summer Math Assignments are great ways to review math skills students have gained in previous math courses, as well as prepare them for the work ahead of them. Students are required to complete the Summer Math Assignment that corresponds to the course they are enrolled in for the fall semester. Summer Math Assignments will be due on the second day of classes, August 11 &12. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While there will not be an official common book required for each grade level, below is a recommended book list that we encourage students to explore over the course of the summer. These high-interest books provide valuable literary merit and promote the continuation of vocabulary expansion and reading comprehension skills.
The Online Technology Orientation is currently being updated and will be available in mid-May 2024 (in time for students to complete it prior to Summer School and the Friar Readiness program). Invitation will be send to the personal email address on file for the student (from your Admissions Application) on or before May 21, 2024. If you need to update/provide the student's personal email address, please email FriarNET@BishopLynch.org .
BNC (formerly MBS Direct) is our online bookstore. In late June, you will receive information in the mail regarding how to access the BNC bookstore and all other textbook purchasing options and processes.
Please don't purchase textbooks in advance of receiving your student's final schedule.
Sixty percent of Bishop Lynch teachers have advanced degrees in their fields of study and 20 percent of the faculty and staff are BL grads ready to educate the next generation of Friars! Check out the online directory for a full listing of faculty and staff by department. Due to the complexity of scheduling, students may not request specific teachers.
Student schedules will only list the first seasonal sport they play. As seasons end, students must fill out a sports change form to switch to a new sport. Example: Football – when the season ends some boys will change over to basketball, then later to baseball. Other students will stay in football all year and do offseason workouts.
On the student schedules, the sports listed after school practice all year long (Example: tennis, crew, lacrosse, and bowling). They are listed on spring schedule, but practice starts in the fall.
Bishop Lynch has an all-inclusive breakfast and lunch for students, faculty and staff during the school year. SAGE Dining is our food service provider. Lunch is during third period and is assigned by hallway. It changes at semester. BL has three lunch periods (A, B and C). They do not appear on the student schedule but will be communicated at the beginning of the school year. In addition, the Friar Feeder is open after school from 3:40-6 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) for students to purchase fresh snack items through their MKS account.
Breakfast is available from 7-10 a.m. (To accommodate students with late arrival and athletic period.)
Bishop Lynch has a bus fleet with 11 routes. All buses now have Wi-Fi so students can get a head start on homework! There’s even a late bus to accommodate after-school activities. Bus ridership packages can be purchased. Visit r.txquidditch.com/transportation for more information.
Managing health concerns requires a partnership among the student, the parents/guardians, the physician and the school faculty and staff who work with the student on a daily basis. Our mission at Bishop Lynch is to help enhance the education potential of all students by promoting wellness and facilitating the resolution of health concerns that create barriers to learning.
This is Bishop Lynch’s virtual payment program. Student activities, sports fees, merchandise, and incidental charges are billed and paid via MKS. You will receive an email this summer in order to set up your MKS account. Please monitor this account throughout the year for student purchases.
Be sure to read Friar Facts every week during the school year. This weekly e-newsletter (sent on Thursday afternoons) provides timely news and announcements to keep you up to date on all things Bishop Lynch!